March madness

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I seriously feel like I can't keep up with life lately.  I swear that just yesterday I was posting my February To-do list, and yet here we are in the first week of March.  Yikes.  Yesterday I was feeling so overwhelmed by all the things I needed wanted to accomplish by the end of the day that instead of doing them I decided it would be a perfectly good day to crawl back into bed in the afternoon, catch up on a few episodes on Netflix, and just rest.  That's exactly what I wish time would do- realize that it's been racing around like a crazy person and take a breather and just slow down!! Wouldn't that be amazing?

As a result of life seeming to race by lately, I have to admit that I did a terrible job on my to-do list from February.  Here's how it panned out.

               find an area rug for the living room  I'd like to partially cross off the first item because I did in fact find an area rug that I love… just haven't been able to purchase it yet.  I found it here, online at West Elm.  I absolutely love it, (not so much the price tag) but I need to make a trip to the Chicago area to look at it in person. 
               rid Finn of his itchy mites (I hope I hope) Yay!  We had the last Lime Sulfur dip for Finn at the Humane Society last week!  Praying that the last bath did the trick and that the mites are gone for good.  
               do something FUN!!!!! My husband and I had the pleasure of attending an Oscar Gala!!! We went to it last year (I wrote about it here) and it was soo great.  Getting dressed up, walking down a red carpet, getting a few photos snapped, and watching the Oscars while enjoying a delicious meal? Umm yes please! This is technically not in February but since it happened before I wrote the March goals list, I am counting it. hah. 
               celebrate my hubby - plan a date Life is so busy- I feel like my husband and I never see each other.  This is a must-do in the near future.
               read The Fault in Our Stars Suuuuper good book.  Also super sad.  Definitely recommend it.  I also read Wool by Hugh Howey - I could take or leave that one.  
               work out weekly (at least once a week in addition to volleyball)
               get into a daily rhythm of reading the Bible

The last two on the list are ones that I am still working on but didn't quite get where I wanted to this month.  I am discovering more and more the importance for me to work out regularly, not just because it's a good thing to do but because I really need to have toned muscles that can support my efforts to having good posture.  And as far as reading the bible everyday, I tried really hard at the beginning of the month and it was going well!  And then I fell off the track or something and it just went downhill.  This will forever be on my to-do list.

I'm calling my March To-do list post March Madness because that's what I feel like this month is going to be like.  My days are planned out basically all the way through the end of the month.  I'm pretty sure I will be coming back to write the April post and be saying something very similar to how I started out today's.  Oh well, such is life.  I shall strap in and hang on for the ride.  Here's what I'm shooting for this month.

               go look at (and hopefully) buy the area rug from West Elm
               celebrate my sister's big 30 with all sorts of fun all month - I have to pause and tell you about this one.  My sister is turning 30 this month and she has decided to do something awesome to celebrate her special year.  She is doing a "birthday bucket list" made up of 30 items that she will complete during her birthday month!  The items range from trying a new class at the gym to, going to a roller derby, to having a photo scavenger hunt- lots of random fun to be had.  I think it's such a brilliant idea and I'm blessed to be able to tag along for a lot of it :)
               eat breakfast every day 
               read 2 books 
               try a Yoga class 
               work on project for dad's work 

Thanks for tagging along for the ride with me again this month!  Have some goals you want to accomplish?  Join me and link up with The Tiny Twig.  Cheers to making March awesome.



  1. Hey Mindy--I hopped over to your blog after seeing it on the Tiny Twig's link up. I buzzed through some of your recent posts too, and I wanted to say that I can totally relate to the stressed kitty mama feelings. About a year ago, my husband and I adopted our sweet pit bull Hershey and found out a month later that she has cancer. So much crying and anxiety and praying and trying to rely on God as I worried about her and tried to control the situation. She has had three surgeries to keep her healthy and is doing great at this (hopefully she can keep going strong for many years!), but its has been hard. Goals, specifically--I also set the goal to read two books this month. I am heading out on a vacation so that will help, but I'm waffling around on what books to bring along. Any recommendations?

    1. Hey Kate! Thanks for sharing your story about Hershey! I appreciate knowing that I'm not alone in my kitty mama worries. Isn't it crazy how quickly we become attached to our little pets? I'm so glad to hear that she is doing great right now, and I hope she continues to get better and stronger every day! I love setting goals to read two books! I do have some recommendations. I'm not sure what kind of books you like to read, but I tend to stay in the fiction genre lately. I definitely recommend The Fault in Our Stars. If you like Christian fiction, totally read either Redeeming Love (if you haven't already) or The Mark of the Lion series (3 books) both of which are by Francine Rivers. The Mark of the Lion Series is historical fiction and my all time favorite series. On a different side, I really enjoyed Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn- it got me hooked pretty quickly. And one that I haven't read but is on my list, Where'd you Go Bernadette? I've heard many people have liked that one. I hope this helps! :) Thanks again for stopping by.

  2. Hi! I also came by your site via The Tiny Twig. I've been loving Lara Casey's goal setting help the past couple months, but I have yet to post about them on our blog. Anyway, just felt compelled to comment since I set so many of the same goals as you (eating breakfast daily, yoga, reading, home decor) that it's kind of crazy. A good, balanced life is a popular thing I guess ;) Good luck this March!


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